Turkish Journal of Geriatrics 2011 , Vol 14 (Supplement)
Mahmut Nedim DORAL1, 2, Ö Ahmet ATAY1, Onur BİLGE3, Gürhan DÖNMEZ2, Akın ÜZÜMCÜGİL1, Deniz OLGUN1, Mehmet AYVAZ1, Defne KAYA2
1Hacettepe Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Ortopedi ve Travmatoloji Anabilim Dalı, ANKARA
2Hacettepe Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Spor Hekimliği Anabilim Dalı, ANKARA
3Selçuk Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Ortopedi ve Travmatoloji Anabilim Dalı, KONYA
Joint cartilage pathologies are popular and developing fi eld of orthopaedic joint surgery due to their limited and controversial healing capacities. Succesfully applied new treatment methods were noted as microfracture, osteoarticular autograft, mosaicplasty and autologous chondrocyte implantation for cartilage regeneration to date but since each methods have some limitations a gold standart therapy was not found yet. Although most of these techniques improve joint functions, they seem inadequate to obtain natural structure and composition of the cartilage. Since then, current studies are focused on gene therapy, mesenchymal stem cells and tissue engineering. Keywords : Cartilage, Regeneration, Synovia